Growth Habit - Spreading
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Hibiscus is a vibrant and exotic flowering plant species that is native to tropical regions. It is popular for its large, showy blooms that come in a variety of colors, including red, pink, yellow, and orange. Hibiscus is easy to care for and requires minimal maintenance, making it a great choice for gardeners of all levels. The plant is also a popular ingredient in traditional medicine, where it has been used to treat a variety of ailments, including high blood pressure and digestive issues. With its attractive blooms and numerous health benefits, Hibiscus is a must-have for any plant collection.
- Light: Place in full sun to partial shade, with at least 4 hours of direct sunlight daily.
- Water: Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Avoid letting the plant dry out.
- Soil: Plant in well-draining soil with a neutral pH (6.0-7.0).
- Fertilization: Apply a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 2-3 weeks during the growing season.
- Pruning: Prune regularly to encourage bushier growth and promote re-blooming. Cut back old, woody stems to encourage new growth.
- Pests & Diseases: Hibiscus can be susceptible to pests like aphids, whiteflies, and spider mites. It may also be affected by diseases such as powdery mildew and hibiscus blight.
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